KHAMMAM: A day after Class IV student Joseph of Tribal Welfare Ashram High School was battered to death, allegedly by a Class X student in the hostel room on the premises of the residential school, school principal G Venkateswarlu and hostel warden Pratap Singh have been suspended.
“Inquiry is on and I have appointed M Saida, tribal welfare district officer as the investigation officer in the case. The police have also collected CCTV footage and are interrogating the boy who allegedly killed Joseph,’’ ITDA tribal welfare deputy director Rammurthy told Express here on Wednesday.
Joseph’s father Ravi, is a daily wage labourer and a TB patient and his mother is speech-impaired. “I had lot of hopes on my son. He was good at studies. I never expected to see his body,’’ said a distraught Ravi. Without a house of their own, the family lives in a rented house at Venugopalanagar-2 in the town.